According to the most recent USDA/NASS Crop Progress report, 97% of the Iowa corn crop is now planted and 82% has emerged. In Iowa, 73% of the corn crop is currently rated Good/Excellent, 24% Fair, and only 3% Poor/Very Poor. However, states such as Illinois and Indiana have 15% and 17% of their corn crop rated Poor/Very Poor, respectively. Soybean planting in Iowa is 77% complete and 39% emerged.
At the crop reporting district (CRD) level in Iowa, corn planted ranges from 86% complete in the South Central CRD to 99% complete in the Central and Northwest CRD. Corn emerged ranges from 68% in the South Central CRD to 89% in the Central CRD. Soybean planting in the South Central CRD is also behind the rest of the state at 57% complete, while all other CRD’s are at least 70% planted.
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